Canadian Maritime Commission [textual record, technical drawing]
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Canadian Maritime Commission [textual record, technical drawing]
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- Référence :
- R164-30-6-E, RG46M 78903/80, RG46-E
- Genre de documents :
- Documents textuels, Dessins d'architecture et techniques
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- Archives / Collections et fonds
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- Contexte de cette notice :
Notice descriptive – Détails
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4 description(s) de niveau inférieurVoir description(s) de niveau inférieur
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- Lieu de création :
- Sans lieu, inconnu ou indéterminé
- Étendue :
3.50 m of textual records
ca. 4000 technical drawings blueprints.
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Series consists of records created and/or maintained by the Canadian Maritime Commission. The series includes Commission minutes, a list of merchant seamen who served in the Second World War, and the records of the Office for the Administration of the Canadian Vessels Construction Assistance Act and the Park Steamship Company, both of which reported to the Canadian Maritime Commission but maintained their records separately. Technical drawings: RG46M 78903-80 is composed of 5 series: A) ocean going vessels, B) file primary 2629, C) file primary 2650, D) file primary 32, and E) miscellaneous.
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Canadian Maritime Commission : During the Second World War, there was an enormous expansion of Canadian shipping activity, most of which was stimulated or created by the federal government through such wartime agencies as the Canadian Shipping Board, the Office of the Transport Controller, the Directorate of Merchant Seamen and Wartime Shipbuilding Ltd. By 1947, these agencies were inactive or had been dissolved. Following the disbandment of the wartime organizations, government control and regulation of shipping reverted to its pre-war status. In order to prevent a major post-war decline in the expanded Canadian shipping industry, the government decided to create a new permanent body, the Canadian Maritime Commission (11 Geo. VI, c. 52) in 1947. It was responsible for administering steamship subsidies, investigating and studying all aspects of the Canadian shipping and shipbuilding industries and recommending to the Minister of Transport policies for the preservation and development of the industry. The Commission consisted of a Chairman, two Commissioners and four branches. The Canadian Maritime Commission was responsible for the Park Steamship Company. This company, which had been founded in 1942, was one of the main publicly-owned organizations dealing with maritime transportation. It supervised the operation of ships belonging to the Government of Canada during World War II and the immediate post-war period. When the Commission was formed, its Chairman became the President of the Company. Most of the company's vessels had already been sold and all were disposed of by 1956. Subsequent activities were limited to seamen's compensation claims and insurance payments until the company was dissolved in January 1965. The Canadian Maritime Commission then assumed the remaining functions. In view of the constant decline of the Canadian shipping industry, the Commission's activities over its 20-year existence were largely confined to the payment of subsidies and subventions and the preparation of reports. There was no requirement to regulate competition or to approve tariffs and rates, as was the case with other modes of transport. In 1949, the Commission was given the responsibility for administering the Canadian Vessels Construction Act (13 Geo. VI, c. 11) which was designed to stimulate the Canadian shipbuilding industry through the payment of subsidies. This Act was repealed on March 23, 1967, and some of its provisions were incorporated into the Income Tax Act. On February 2, 1965 shortly before the legislation was repealed, an interdepartmental committee was formed to review the policy of extending assistance to the shipbuilding industry. The committee's work resulted in a new program which took effect on January 1, 1966. Aside from new subsidy rates, this program transferred the responsibility for administering ship construction subsidies from the Canadian Maritime Commission to the Department of Industry. In 1967, the Canadian Maritime Commission merged with the Canadian Transport Commission which had just been created with the passage of the new National Transport Act.
- Instrument de recherche :
Technical drawing (Papier) Finding aid contains a preliminary item listing for series A and B. There is a list by company for series C, but it does not provide access to the drawings. Series E has an itemized list within the acquisition documentation file. RG46M 78903/80 Finding aid available in main reference room. (90: Ouvert)Technical drawing (Électronique) The names of individual vessels found in series A, B and D have been input into the "Ship" database. RG46M 78903/80 (99: Fermé pour fins de traitement)
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- Source du titre :
- Title is based on the contents of the series and the 1947 Canadian Maritime Commission Act (11 Geo. VI, c. 52).
- Historique de la conservation :
- Technical drawing: RG46M 78903/80 was transferred in Feb. 1979 from various Government Archives Division accessions in RG46.
- Données mathématiques sur les documents :
- Technical drawings: Scales differ.
- Note des copies/versions :
- RG46M 78903/80: One item within box #30 has been microfilmed. It shows the general arrangement of the ship, "Rimouski".
- Versements complémentaires :
- No further accruals are expected.
- Groupes de documents reliés :
- Central registry files from the Canadian Maritime Commission were incorporated into the central registry files of the Water Transport Committee (RG46-F-II, MIKAN 134737, R164). Records of the federal government steamship subsidy service from the creation of the Department of Trade and Commerce in 1892 through the creation of the Canadian Maritime Commission in 1947 and the Canadian Transport Commission in 1967 are found in the Subsidy Branch series in this fonds (RG46-E-III). Other related files may be found in the Central registry system series (RG46-C-II-1, R164) in this fonds.
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